Monday, November 14, 2016

Fall 2016 Decor

Fall decor
Give Thanks Fireplace

pumpkin pillow
Harvest Pumpkin Pillow
 This pillow was inspired by Pottery Barn's Fall Catalog
 I found it at Ross for $9.99

fall placesetting
Fall Place Setting in the Kitchen
 You cannot really tell, but the pumpkin is on top of 
the cutest little bird plate

Fall Decorations
Fall Buffet Decor
 I love the pumpkin harvest table runner
I had left over candy corn from my halloween decorations
so I just decided to incorporate it into the Fall decor
Give Thanks Pillow
Front Porch - Give Thanks

 Love the mum from Costco
They are always big and have the best price. 
I got this one for $10.99
I just have a hard time keeping them alive 

owl plates
Owl Plates
 Love these cute little plates. 
I've had them about 2 years now.
I got them at Walmart

owl plate setting
Fall Table Decorations

Trader Joes Fall Flowers
Trader Joe's Fall Flowers 

 Love flowers from Trader Joe's
They are always festive 
reasonably priced
These were only $3.99
They lasted over a week
In person, they were so pretty, they almost didn't look real

Turkey plate
Cute Thankful Heart Turkey Plate

Fall wine glass
"Fall in Love" Wine Glass
 I LOVE this wine glass! 
I found 3 of them on sale at HomeGoods
for $2.49 
Plan to take them out to my dad's
for our Thanksgiving Eve celebration

thanksgiving plate
Tis the Season to be Grateful Plate

thanksgiving wine glass
Eat Drink Get Stuffed Wine Glass

Fall Flower
Fall Flower
  Bought these pretty marigolds when I bought the mum 
at Costco for $10.99 as well
thanksgiving wine glass
Gobble till you Wobble Wine Glass
Out of all 3 glasses, this one is my favorite
Pumpkin & Plant

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Meet the Chef

Previously, I mentioned having dinner with my friends, the "Barntham's".  Well, as luck would have it, I got invited again a couple days later! 

Meet the chef

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Autumn Happy Hour

Charcuterie Board

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter Cream Cheese Spread

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Soup Crackers

Autumn Sangria (Pinot Grigio, Spiced Apple Cider, Fireball)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 Decor

Dallas Arboretum

It's funny that it takes a friend visiting from out of town for us to stop and enjoy some of our own city's landmarks.   Just recently I had a friend visit from Houston who wanted to go to the Dallas Arboretum.  I have not been there since 2009, so I was in.  What's really sad is that for 5 years until March of this year, I drove by it twice a day to and from work. I often thought I should go visit it on a Saturday thinking it would be a lovely walk and meditation time.  Sure enough, I was right. Of course, the day we went, it was in the 80's. Not exactly fall weather in October. 

Here are the fun pictures I took.  I hope to go again once it's decorated for the holidays. 

Caprese Portobello Mushroom

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